If you recall, TELUS was denied the option to buy Mobilicity, leaving one of Canada’s newest carriers out on the market. America’s Verizon Wireless may be interested to chip-in though not everyone likes the idea, Bell Mobility being one of them.
Now we have an interesting idea to save Mobilicity by taking the crowd-funding route. A Toronto resident named “Valya Michael” — who describes himself as a “a very geeky but very productive person” — created an Indiegogo campaign to “help make the world a better place” and buy out Mobilicity.
The idea is to raise no less than CA$400 million in the “save Mobilicity” campaign, $350 million of which will go to actually buy Mobilicity, $20 million to pay off all its debt, and the remaining $30 million to expand the coverage and reception, as well as to invested into cell towers and a call centre.
It’s pretty darn simple, but the figure seems too high to make this campaign a success. You can chip-in cause all the money will be returned if the campaign doesn’t reach its bold goal. Check it out from here.